Articles of Reformation of the Ministry
1. That no ministers be made or suffered in the ministry, but such as by the commandment of Christ, and precepts of the Apostle, are apt to teach; considering that the admitting or suffering of such is the ruin and destruction of the people touching the knowledge of God. For if it be true that the want of knowledge causeth destruction, and the blind cannot lead the blind but they must both fall into the pit, and the admission and sufferance of these ignorant and unlearned keepeth the learned out, it is not possible but ignorance must abound, and so destruction follow, unless this course be taken, which is the only way to avoid it.
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